Rio de Janeiro set for Madonna’s massive Copacabana beach concert that will be her biggest ever

Rio de Janeiro set for Madonna’s massive Copacabana beach concert that will be her biggest ever

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Madonna will give a free concrete on Copacabana beach Saturday night, turning its vast stretch of sand into an enormous dance floor. It comes after Rio de Janeiro spent the last few days readying itself for the historic performance by the “Queen of Pop.” Rio’s City Hall has said some…

Self-exiled Chinese businessman’s chief of staff pleads guilty weeks before trial

Self-exiled Chinese businessman’s chief of staff pleads guilty weeks before trial

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief of staff of a Chinese businessman sought by the government of China pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges on Friday, weeks before her boss goes to trial in New York in a $1 billion fraud case. Yvette Wang entered the plea in Manhattan federal court three weeks before she was…

TD Fined Record $6.7 Million Under Canada Money-Laundering Rules

TD Fined Record $6.7 Million Under Canada Money-Laundering Rules

Toronto-Dominion Bank was fined a record C$9.19 million ($6.7 million) for five violations of Canada’s anti-money-laundering and terrorist-financing laws…

Change Healthcare cyberattack was due to a lack of multifactor authentication, UnitedHealth CEO says

Change Healthcare cyberattack was due to a lack of multifactor authentication, UnitedHealth CEO says

The Change Healthcare cyberattack that disrupted health care systems nationwide earlier this year started when hackers entered a server that lacked a basic form of security: multifactor authentication. UnitedHealth CEO Andrew Witty said Wednesday in a U.S. Senate hearing that his company, which owns Change Healthcare…

Graphene Manufacturing Group Announces Upsize of Offering to $3.024 Million

Graphene Manufacturing Group Announces Upsize of Offering to $3.024 Million

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATESBase Shelf Prospectus Accessible and Prospectus Supplement to be Accessible on SEDAR+ BRISBANE, Australia, April 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V: GMG) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that…

Black Mental Health Canada and GreenShield Introduce Transformative Women’s Counseling Initiative: QUEENS

Black Mental Health Canada and GreenShield Introduce Transformative Women’s Counseling Initiative: QUEENS

TORONTO — Black Mental Health Canada (BMHC) and GreenShield proudly announce a collaborative effort to address the pressing need for culturally sensitive mental health support within the Black Canadian community. Recognizing the disparities Black women face in mental health care, this partnership introduces QUEENS: Quest to Unite…

Poland Aims to Cut Utilities’ Power Tariffs by a Fifth From July

Poland Aims to Cut Utilities’ Power Tariffs by a Fifth From July

Poland is planning to cut the maximum electricity tariff that utilities can levy by 19% in order to reduce the costs of state subsidies and help shield households from the full impact of price increases…

Russia, Ukraine Exchange Strikes on Refinery and Gas Targets

Russia, Ukraine Exchange Strikes on Refinery and Gas Targets

Russia and Ukraine exchanged fire on energy facilities overnight, with an oil refinery damaged in Russia’s Krasnodar region while Ukraine sustained a missile barrage on gas infrastructure and other targets…

Fujifilm Introduces First-of-its-Kind Transducer for On-Pump Intracardiac Echocardiography Imaging (OPIE) for Septal Myectomy

Fujifilm Introduces First-of-its-Kind Transducer for On-Pump Intracardiac Echocardiography Imaging (OPIE) for Septal Myectomy

Provides real-time visualization and guidance for measuring ventricular septal thickness during septal myectomy surgery Lexington, MA,, April 26, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation, a leading provider of diagnostic and enterprise imaging solutions, announced the launch of its first-of-kind OPIE Transducer for on-pump intracardiac echocardiography (OPIE) for septal myectomy…

Newcore Gold Announces Positive Updated Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Enchi Gold Project, Ghana

Newcore Gold Announces Positive Updated Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Enchi Gold Project, Ghana

After-Tax NPV5% of $371 million, After-Tax IRR of 58% at $1,850/oz Gold, Average Annual Gold Production of ~120,000 ounces VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 25, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Newcore Gold Ltd. (“Newcore” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: NCAU, OTCQX: NCAUF) is pleased to announce positive results from the independent…

French Grid Issues Are Causing Power Prices to Soar in Europe

French Grid Issues Are Causing Power Prices to Soar in Europe

Grid limitations in parts of France are constraining power exports, pushing up prices in neighboring countries…

German Rebound Drives Euro-Zone Private Sector to 11-Month High

German Rebound Drives Euro-Zone Private Sector to 11-Month High

Euro-area private-sector activity advanced to the highest level in almost a year, driven by a buoyant services sector and Germany’s return to growth…

Heat Pump Makers Woo Contractors in Effort to Spur US Sales

Heat Pump Makers Woo Contractors in Effort to Spur US Sales

Manufacturers are using free classes and social media to turn contractors into evangelists for energy-efficient heating and cooling…

What Australia and the U.K.’s grocery codes can teach us about Canada’s food fight

What Australia and the U.K.’s grocery codes can teach us about Canada’s food fight

Progress on a Canadian grocery code of conduct has stalled as two major retailers refuseto sign it, claiming it will raise prices. The code is intended to set rules for fair dealing in negotiations between retailers and suppliers, helping level the playing field in the grocery industry…

Russia Plans Anti-Drone Response After Recent Hits on Refineries

Russia Plans Anti-Drone Response After Recent Hits on Refineries

Russia is stepping up military training to counter drones after repeated UAV attacks in regions adjacent to Ukraine as well as strikes on targets – particularly oil refineries – much further from the border…

Gotodoctor acquires Industry Veteran Kevin Dougherty to its advisor board

Gotodoctor acquires Industry Veteran Kevin Dougherty to its advisor board

MARKHAM, Ontario — Tommy Cheung, President and CEO, is pleased to announce that Kevin P. Dougherty, former President of Sun Life of Canada, has joined the Gotodoctor Advisory Board, Gotodoctor is a leading digital health platform with a mission to simplify and deliver healthcare for its members across both public and private health services…

TRREB Statement on the 2024 Federal Budget

TRREB Statement on the 2024 Federal Budget

TORONTO, April 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — To tackle Canada’s housing affordability crisis, governments need to do two things. First, they must build more homes of all types. Second, they must lower the taxes and fees Canadians pay to find an affordable place to call home…

Progyny and Fertility Matters Canada Recognize Canadian Fertility Awareness Week to Advocate for Expanded Access to Family Building Care

Progyny and Fertility Matters Canada Recognize Canadian Fertility Awareness Week to Advocate for Expanded Access to Family Building Care

The organizations will host an event with Canada’s leading providers, employers, and fertility advocates to show support for the millions in need of family building care NEW YORK, April 17, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Progyny, Inc. (Nasdaq: PGNY), a transformative fertility, family building, and women’s health benefits solution…

Brazil’s Light Strikes Preliminary Agreement with Creditors

Brazil’s Light Strikes Preliminary Agreement with Creditors

Light SA will receive fresh cash and convert debt to equity under a preliminary restructuring deal it reached with creditors…

Ohio River near Pittsburgh is closed as crews search for missing barge, one of 26 that broke loose

Ohio River near Pittsburgh is closed as crews search for missing barge, one of 26 that broke loose

A stretch of the Ohio River near Pittsburgh remained closed to maritime traffic on Monday as crews equipped with sonar looked for a barge believed to have sunk over the weekend — one of more than two dozen barges that broke loose and floated down the river…